Just a week out from Opening Day, the Pittsburgh Pirates still have a lot of questions surrounding who will receive the last two bench spots on the Opening Day roster. With the announcement, yesterday, that Jung Ho Kang may not be available to the Pittsburgh Pirates for the entirety of the 2017 season, the […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Face Tough Bench Decisions appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Spring Training is winding down – but the guys are just getting started, celebrating a USA WBC win and bonding as a team. WBC Champs Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison rejoined the team Friday after their Championship win over Puerto Rico on Wednesday night. They showed off their medals in the clubhouse. […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Social Media Round-up: Gold Medals, Family and Mike Tomlin appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
As the 2017 MLB season nears, it also means fantasy baseball drafts are here as well. With that being said, which Pittsburgh Pirates hitters should you be targeting in your drafts? Fantasy Baseball will soon be upon us, and it’s time to talk about which Pittsburgh Pirates can help lead your team to bragging rights, money […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Fantasy Preview – The Hitters appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports Network wrote that the Pittsburgh Pirates could still be looking to add a reliever. Who might they be after? With a plethora of left handed relief pitchers, it is clear that the Pittsburgh Pirates need some right handed help. Jared Hughes‘ horrific spring hasn’t helped matters. Not coincidentally, Jon Heyman […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Late Spring Relief Addition Options appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
According to sources, the Pittsburgh Pirates are expecting to play without 3B Jung Ho Kang in 2017 Earlier today, Korean reports – first reported by Sung Min Kim out of Korea – revealed that Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang was denied a work visa to re-enter the United States.https://twitter.com/sung_minkim/status/84525058761253683 Report also stated that […] The post Source: Pittsburgh Pirates Do Not Expect Jung Ho Kang to be Available in 2017 appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates are faced with more than a few challenges heading into 2017. One of them includes replacing Sean Rodriguez, who served as the Pirates super utility man for two seasons. This is […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – New Super Utility Star appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
In the early months of the last two seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates decided to extend one of their everyday players. Are there any candidates on the current roster who could be in line for an extension this year? To say that the Pittsburgh Pirates need to be smart with their money is an understatement. Unlike […] The post Are there any extension candidates on the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates? appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Announcer Joe Block reflects on his first year with the team – what he’s learned, loved and looking forward to in 2017. It’s been a little over a year since the Pittsburgh Pirates added Play-by-Play Announcer Joe Block to their roster and it’s safe to say that he’s settling in well. We caught […] The post New Kid on the Block No More – Pittsburgh Pirates Announcer Joe Block Settling in appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The 2017 World Baseball Classic officially came to a close Wednesday as Team USA throttled Team Puerto Rico, 8-0 in the Championship game. Led by six strong innings from Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-up Call – Team USA takes WBC Crown appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
As we continue to preview the upcoming season, we begin to take a look at the other teams in the NL Central, we turn to the Chicago Cubs, who look to go back-to-back and dominate the NL Central again. The Pirates are in the unfortunate situation of being in the same division as the […] The post NL Central Season Preview: Chicago Cubs appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. Well, here we go again with the trade drama involving Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana. And believe it or not, the Pirates would be linked to him once again. In a story published […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call: Quintana Trade Saga Continues appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Josh Harrison brings a lot to the table, but can he still be considered a spark plug for this Pittsburgh Pirates team? How could Pittsburgh Pirates fans not enjoy what they saw out of Josh Harrison in the 2014 season? Every Pittsburgh fan was all about the Hu5tle in 2014. Harrison is certainly an inspiring story. The story of […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates: Is Josh Harrison a Spark Plug or an Albatross? appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
He did not garner the attention that some of his fellow pitching prospects did on the national scene, but Chad Kuhl has all the makings to solidify the back end of the rotation in 2017 and years to come. Chad Kuhl was not a name that casual fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates probably knew before […] The post Chad Kuhl: Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Stabilizier appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. We have written before regarding just how difficult Jose Osuna is making things difficult for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Not much has changed since then. In case you missed it, Osuna once again went yard […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – Seriously, Jose Osuna? appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Jared Hughes has not had a very good Spring Training. Does a closer look at his process and results tell us why? Jared Hughes just came off a game (March 20th) where he pitched the 8th inning, logging three quick outs, two of them via strikeout. However, this kind of result has been the exception, […] The post Jared Hughes’ Spring Training Process Examined appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.